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Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (middle) Performing the Ground Breaking of Norswoethy Oil Palm Plantation with him, Mr. Gabriel Ogbechie (right) and his wife, Mrs. Godrey, at Iyiocha Forest Reserved, Akwukwu-Igbo, Delta State.
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Okowa Performs Ground-breaking Ceremony For 3,000 Hectare Oil Palm Plantation, Processing Plant
Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa yesterday (31/05/18), performed the ground-breaking ceremony of 3, 000 hectare Oil Palm Plantation and Processing Plant at Akwukwu-Igbo, Oshimili North local government area of Delta State. The governor who expressed satisfaction that his administration's drive for investors to come to the state was yielding results, commended and congratulated Norsworthy Farms and Allied Industries Limited for establishing the farm in the state. The governor who did not hide his satisfaction at the event, said, "I see this exercise as a good example of private sector participation in the economy. It is really ennobling when private sector organisations partner with government in the pursuit of sustainable development." "There are many avenues through which the private sector and non-governmental organisations can partner to bring sustainable development to the doorsteps of the people. I am convinced this is a major step forward in the development of viable business in the agricultural sector, which is a part of the key element of private sector participation in the development of our dear state." The Governor added. "This farm which comprises 3, 000 hectare Oil Palm Plantation, a 10-ton per hour palm oil mill, a palm oil refinery and a palm kernel crushing plant, will no doubt, change the face of Oil palm industry not only in the state but, the country," Governor stated. He assured the people of Akwukwu-Igbo that the road from the community to Ugbolu would be captured in the 2019 budget and urged traditional rulers across the state to make land available to investors. Managing Director of Norsworthy Farms and Allied Industries Limited, Engr. Gabriel Ugbechie said over N6 billion has been budgeted for the project. Chairman of Oshimili North local government area, Hon. Louis Ndukwe had in an address, said, oil palm played imporant roles in the development of Nigeria's economy in the past, observing that its value chain will bring about speedy development of the area and boost job and wealth creation for the people. High point of the event which was witnessed by top government functionaries, traditional rulers, industrialists, farmers, among others were the unveiling of the ground breaking plaque, planting of palm seedling and tour of the site by Governor Okowa.
Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa; Governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike; Governor of Bayelsa, Sariake Dickson and Governor of Akwa-Ibom, Udom Emmanuel, during the South-South Governor’s Forum Meeting, held in Government House Port-Harcourt.
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South South Governors meet in Port Harcourt, back Restructuring
GOVERNORS of the South South states have thrown their weight behind restructuring and devolution of power, saying such will lead to a more peaceful and prosperous nation.
Dela State Governor,Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (4th left); his wife, Dame Edith; Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro (4th right), his wife, Engr. Ebiere; Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori (2nd right), and his wife Tobore; former Governors of the State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan (2nd left), and Chief James Ibori (3rd left), and the State PDP Chairman, Barr. Kingsley Esiso (left)) during the Praise and Worship session of the 3rd anniversary of Governor Okowa’s Administration in Asaba.
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DEMOCRACY DAY: Okowa Assures Of More Projects
Thousands of Deltans today (29/05/18) attended praise worship and thanksgiving at the Event Centre, Asaba to mark this year's Democracy Day with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa expressing confidence that more people-oriented projects will be executed in the state.
Delta State Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro (2nd right); his Deputy, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro (2nd left); State PDP Chairman, Barr. Kingsley Esiso (left) and the President General, Urhobo Progress Union, Olorogun Moses Taiga, during a courtesy call on the Governor, by the Executive of Urhobo Progress Union, held in Government House Asaba.
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Okowa Urges President-Generals Of Ethnic Nationalities To Promote Peace
Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has urged President-Generals of ethnic nationalities to be involved in maintaining peace in their areas to provide the enabling environment for investments to thrive.
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3RD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Delta To Hold Inter-Denominational Thanksgiving Service, May 29.
As part of the activities to mark the third anniversary of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa administration, Delta State Government would hold an inter-denominational praise and worship programme in Asaba.
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Okowa Presents Buses To Prisons
To speed up the administration of criminal justice in Delta State, the state Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has donated two 18-seater buses to the Nigerian Prisons Service.
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